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Nobel Prize for Literature: 1970s

1970-1979

1970s

Winner

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn of the Soviet Union.  Genre:  novel.




Winner

Pablo Neruda of Chile.  Genre:  poetry.

Winner

Heinrich Böll of West Germany.  Genres:  novel & short story.


 

Winner

Patrick White of Australia (born in the United Kingdom).  Genres:  novel, short story, & drama.

Winners

Eyvind Johnson of Sweden.  Genre:  novel.

Harry Martinson of Sweden.  Genres:  poetry, novel, & drama.

Winner

Eugenio Montale of Italy.  Genre:  poetry.

Winner

Saul Bellow of the United States (born in Canada).  Genres:  novel & short story.








Winner

Vincente Aleixandre of Spain.  Genre:  poetry.

Winner

Isaac Bashevis Singer of the United States & Poland.  Language: Yiddish.  Genres:  novel, short story, & memoirs.






Winner

Odysseas Elytis of Greece.  Genres:  poetry & essay.